Andrzej Pronobis

Robotics, AI and Computer Vision Researcher, Climber

About Me

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I'm a research associate in the Robotics and State Estimation Lab at the University of Washington working with Dieter Fox. I'm interested in the development of perception and spatial understanding mechanisms for mobile robots and their interplay with components responsible for interaction with the world and human users. My goal is to build robots that can operate robustly in human environments and efficiently solve tasks in collaboration with humans. My work spans the areas of robotics, computer vision, machine learning and AI, and includes such problems as semantic perception, mapping and reasoning, exploiting semantic information for planning robot's behavior, natural human-robot interaction and language understanding.

Previously, I worked at the Centre for Autonomous Systems and Computer Vision and Active Perception Laboratory at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden and was a Head of Research at OculusAI Technologies AB, a company developing mobile, cloud-based computer vision solutions. In 2011, I received my Ph.D from KTH. Between 2006 to 2012, I was part of the EU integrated projects CoSy, CogX and DIRAC.

My CV is available here.

Projects

Publications

Selected Recent Publications

Book Chapters

  • Semantic Modelling of Space (A. Pronobis, P. Jensfelt, K. Sjöö, H. Zender, G.-J. Kruijff, O. Mozos, W. Burgard), In Cognitive Systems (H. Christensen, G.-J. Kruijff, J. Wyatt, eds.), volume 8 of Cognitive Systems Monographs, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.
  • The Explorer System (K. Sjöö, H. Zender, P. Jensfelt, G.-J. Kruijff, A. Pronobis, N. Hawes, M. Brenner), In Cognitive Systems (H. Christensen, G.-J. Kruijff, J. Wyatt, eds.), volume 8 of Cognitive Systems Monographs, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.
  • Multi-cue Discriminative Place Recognition (L. Xing, A. Pronobis), In Multilingual Information Access Evaluation Vol. II Multimedia Experiments (C. Peters, B. Caputo, J. Gonzalo, G. Jones, J. Kalpathy-Cramer, H. Müller, T. Tsikrika, eds.), volume 6242 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2010.
  • Overview of the ImageCLEF@ICPR 2010 Robot Vision Track (A. Pronobis, H. Christensen, B. Caputo), In Recognizing Patterns in Signals, Speech, Images and Videos (D. Ünay, Z. Çataltepe, S. Aksoy, eds.), volume 6388 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer Berlin / Heidelberg, 2010.
  • The Robot Vision Task (A. Pronobis, B. Caputo), In ImageCLEF (H. Müller, P. Clough, T. Deselaers, B. Caputo, eds.), volume 32 of The Information Retrieval Series, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.
  • Overview of the CLEF 2009 Robot Vision Track (A. Pronobis, L. Xing, B. Caputo), In Multilingual Information Access Evaluation Vol. II Multimedia Experiments (C. Peters, B. Caputo, J. Gonzalo, G. Jones, J. Kalpathy-Cramer, H. Müller, T. Tsikrika, eds.), volume 6242 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2010.

Journal Papers

Peer Reviewed Conference Papers

Workshop Papers

Technical Reports

Patents

  • NEW! User Interface of a Mobile Camera Device for Viewpoint Biasing (A. Pronobis, B. Rasolzadeh), 2012. (Swedish Patent Application 1200716-7, Filed November 2012, Patent Pending)

Students

If you are interested in a project or a MSc thesis (I still accept projects at KTH) related to computer vision and mobile robotics, please contact me by email. Attach your CV, a complete transcript of records as well as links to projects you were previously involved in (possibly attach code samples). We often have several interesting projects waiting for excellent students. Pleas note: I do not offer financial support for internship projects.

Previously, I supervised or co-supervised the following students and projects:

  • Xavier Gallart Del Brugo, M.Sc. 2013
    Semantic Mapping in ROS
  • Johan Ekekrantz, Ph.D. candidate (co-supervised from Jan 2012)
  • Andreas Bruse, M.Sc. 2013
    Large-scale Image Datasets for Real-time Semantic Scene Understanding with Mobile Robots
  • Nima Behzad, M.Sc. 2013
    Modeling 3D Object Context
  • Andreas Bruse, M.Sc. 2013
    Large-scale Image Datasets for Real-time Semantic Scene Understanding with Mobile Robots
  • Björgvin Ólafsson, M.Sc. 2013
    Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes for Visual Product Recognition
  • Alper Aydemir, Ph.D. Nov 2012 (co-supervised from Jul 2011)
    Exploiting Structure in Man-made Environments
  • Nikolaus Demmel, B.Sc. 2012
    Detecting Novel Concepts in Semantic Mapping with Mobile Robots
  • André Susano Pinto, M.Sc. 2011
    Novelty Detection for Semantic Place Categorization
  • Li Xing, M.Sc. 2010
    Multi-cue Visual Place Classification for Mobile Robotic Systems
  • Muhammad Muneeb Ullah, M.Sc. 2007
    Vision-Based Indoor Place Recognition Using Local Features
  • Jie Luo, M.Sc. 2007 (Best Master's thesis award of the Swedish AI Society 2007)
    Incremental Learning for Adaptive Visual Place Recognition in Dynamic Indoor Environments

Teaching

During my employment at the Royal Institute of Technology KTH, I was teaching the following courses:

Other short courses I prepared:

As a climber, for many years, I have been teaching climbers and introducing novices to climbing. In total, I was involved in educating more than 30 climbers at various levels.

Climbing

Selected Climbs

New Routes

  • 2013-10-07 - Pilastro, Dromedárov Hrb (Urbanowa Czuba), Batizovská Dolina, High Tatras, Slovakia
    V+, A. Pronobis and M. Pronobis.
  • 2013-04-18 - Labirynt Fauna, Predné Solisko (Skrajne Solisko), Mlynická Dolina, High Tatras, Slovakia
    IV A1, A. Pronobis, M. Pronobis and M. Madry.
  • 2012-08-20 - Trio, Liptovská Veža (Zadnia Liptowska Turnia), Furkotská Dolina, High Tatras, Slovakia
    VI, A. Pronobis, M. Madry and M. Pronobis.
  • 2011-08-11 - Pawie Oko, Furkotské Solisko (Furkotne Solisko), Mlynická Dolina, High Tatras, Slovakia
    VI+, A. Pronobis and M. Pronobis.
  • 2011-07-14 - Atak Motyli, Stena pod Skokom (Ściana przed Skokiem), Mlynická Dolina, High Tatras, Slovakia
    VI, A. Pronobis, M. Pronobis and G. Bębenek.
  • 2009-08-09 - Mefisto, Szatania Turniczka, Mlynická Dolina, High Tatras, Slovakia
    V+, A. Pronobis, M. Pronobis and K. Wolny.
  • 2008-11-10 - Pożegnanie Jesieni, Left Rib of West Spur, Szatania Turniczka, Mlynická Dolina, High Tatras, Slovakia
    IV A1, M. Pronobis and A. Pronobis.
  • 2007-08-02 - Kaskada Zacięć, Central Rib of East Spur, Predné Solisko (Skrajne Solisko), Mlynická Dolina, High Tatras, Slovakia
    IV A1, A. Pronobis and M. Pronobis.
  • 2007-05-19 - Lewa część wschodniej ściany, Predné Solisko (Skrajne Solisko), Mlynická Dolina, High Tatras, Slovakia
    VII- A1, A. Pronobis and M. Pronobis.
  • 2007-03-16 - Lewa część wschodniej ściany, Predné Solisko (Skrajne Solisko), Mlynická Dolina, High Tatras, Slovakia
    IV A1, A. Pronobis, M. Pronobis and B. Rasolzadeh.
  • 2003-03-15 - Środek Lewej, Lewa Turnia Miętusia, Dolina Miętusia, Western Tatras, Poland
    V A0, M. Pronobis and A. Pronobis.
  • 2003-03-12 - Filar Prawej, Prawa Turnia Miętusia, Dolina Miętusia, Western Tatras, Poland
    VI A3, M. Pronobis and A. Pronobis.
  • 2002-03-10 - Lekka Depresja, Kobylarzowa Turnia, Dolina Miętusia, Western Tatras, Poland
    V, A. Pronobis and M. Pronobis.
  • 2001-04-01 - Prima Aprilis, Kobylarzowa Turnia, Dolina Miętusia, Western Tatras, Poland
    V, A. Pronobis and M. Pronobis.
  • 2000-08-08 - Sztafeta Pokoleń, Skrajna Turnia Małołącka, Doliny Małej Łąki, Western Tatras, Poland
    V+ A1, M. Pronobis and A. Pronobis.

Contact

How to Reach Me?

Email : ude.notgnihsaw.sc@sibonorp
Skype : andrzej_pronobis
Fax : +1 (206) 543-2969

Postal Address

Andrzej Pronobis
Department of Computer Science & Engineering
University of Washington
Box 352350
Seattle, WA 98195, USA

Office Address

Paul Allen Building
185 Stevens Way
Seattle, WA 98195, USA
Office: 444     Lab:: 491